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  1. A big Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here! Mikie
  2. Cool! My Dad had one like this bit titled something like "Japanese Combat Phrases". I don't know what happened to it after I left home in 1981. I remember learning some of the phrases when I was a kid, but they never came in handy in everyday conversation. Thanks for posting this trip down memory lane.
  3. Is this chronological age? If so, I'm out, waaaay out. But if you are going by mental age, I'm about 12 years old. At least according to my lovely wife. Either way, it's fine of you to make this offer. Mikie
  4. Model trees don't grow on trees, but yours sure look like they did! Mikie
  5. That's good to hear. I was just hoping he didn't step on a landmine or something. Thanks for the word. Mikie
  6. Wow Johan, those sketches are fantastic. He was a talented artist. I'm glad you found them and shared here. Thanks! Mikie
  7. Every day when I open my email, I am sad to not find a notice of a new posting here. It's been about a month since the last one. I hope all is well with everyone. Out of desperation, I figured I'd post here the one and only item I have that can be directly related to the Normandy Landings. It's a V-mail postmarked June 20, 1944 sent by a crew member of the USS Nevada, which spent most of June from D-Day on providing fire support. About the time this was written, the Nevada was supporting the Cherbourg operations. The most remarkable thing about this letter is that there isn't a word of war
  8. Thanks everyone. Dad was in the 106th from enlistment in the summer of 1940 until he was discharged in late 1945 or early 1946. So that does jibe with the info linked above. I sure hope not every insignia history is so convoluted as this one. Mikie
  9. Thanks Bearmon. Those links pretty answer my questions. All I got from a few hours searching last night was a headache. Thanks to you both for looking into this. I had no idea how complicated insignia history could be. Mikie
  10. Thanks Firefighter. I don't remember him mentioning the 10th Brigade. Looks like I have a new avenue to research... Mikie
  11. Hi, This is a DI identical to the ones on my Dad's long-gone uniform. He served in the 106th Infantry Regiment from 1940 to 1946. When I look up insignia for the 106th, I get pictures of a very different DI, one with a lion between 2 crenallated walls. A couple of pictures do show this as 106th, but I can find no information on why the other design seems to be identified as being for the 106th. Does anyone have any info on this design? Is it a pre-war design that was replaced at some point? Or is it for some different organization? Any information would be appreciated.Since I'm asking, an
  12. Fantastic! Yes, it has been a while since you last posted, but looks like you've been just a little busy. Mikie
  13. I've never seen anything like that before! Totally awesome effect! Mikie
  14. Carefully! Ha! I was tempted to use that in my question, but figured I'd play straight man for you. Mikie
  15. OMG! Since you mentioned it, how the heck do you dust something like that? Mikie
  16. What the heck kind of fertilizer are you using in that cornfield anyway? Mikie
  17. I'll add my thanks for putting this topic up. It's very informative and puts together a lot of info in one place. Very useful. I have never seen a copy of the Albert book. How good of a job does it do in putting dates to the buttons it classifies?
  18. Amazing work on the model. Just beautiful! Hard to tell it from the real one in photo. My Dad used to take us fishing out of Point Judith RI back in the mid-70's so I probably have seen the real ones there! Mikie
  19. I've never seen these before. Thanks for showing thaem. Now I'm wondering what they sound like. Mikie
  20. It's not that bad. A little duct tape and it'll be good as new.
  21. There is an old saying, a book unopened is just a block of paper. How that applies here, I don't know. I probably would have opened it too. I'd do it carefully and be sure to document how it was packed just as you have done. Thanks for sharing. Mikie
  22. Great choice. Holmes and Watson are my favorite literary characters! I have an original American edition Strand magazine with part of Hound of the Baskervilles. Horrible condition, but one of my favorite possessions. Mikie
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